All players and spectators are to adhere to these rules
while in attendance at Renaissance Knights activities.
All tournament games will be played in accordance with USCF,
FIDE rules, or other rules as applicable.
Players and spectators shall conduct themselves in a
professional/sportsmanship like manner. No
verbal or physical taunting of players will be tolerated.
No excessive display of exuberance by players or spectators
Persons shall keep noise to a level as not to disturb
others. During tournament play spectators shall not
converse in tournament rooms and players shall keep noise to
a minimum. No analysis of games is allowed in the playing
Conversing with players in the room will be kept to a
minimum and must be in English. This is to avoid the
appearance of receiving improper assistance from another
person with your game.
6. Talking on cell phones in tournament rooms is strictly
forbidden. Cell phones and beepers must be silenced;
activation in the playing room will result in a loss of 10
minutes on your clock, or 1/2 the remaining time if less
then 10 minutes left.
Alcoholic beverage and smoking are not permitted in
Game notation is required in accordance with USCF rules with
the following modifications: Players are not required
to move first (except in FIDE events), notation is optional
for beginner sections (No time deduction will be imposed),
and 5 minutes will be deducted from players not recording
Players under 18 years of age shall have a responsible adult
in attendance at all times.
for a rule violation during game play: Spectators will be
expelled from the room and players will receive a warning
for the first offence for minor violations and shall forfeit
the game for the second violation or for major violations.
Repeated violations of theses rules are grounds for
expulsion from the tournament and tournament rooms and may
result in suspension from attending future events.
Renaissance Knights Officers and Directors have the final
say on rule violations. The Senior Tournament Director
has the final say on disputes involving game play.
Tournament Directors shall enforce these rules and in the
absence of the Officers and Directors, the Senior Tournament
Director has the final say on rule violations.
12. And always
BE A GOOD SPORT.